Zagreb tram is celebrating the 124th birthday with free rides for everybody

Zagreb Electric Tram today symbolically marks 124. anniversary of organized public transport in the Croatian capital. In fact, on this day in 1891, Zagreb got its first tram car that was pulled by just one horse.

All interested parties may circulate in the city center in two oldest trams (1923 and 1940) from the ZET car park, two small tourist trains and tourist bus. With a free rides, citizens will be able to hear interesting facts about trams in Zagreb-how it was formed and how it evolved.
It all began when a French engineer Raoul Pierre Alexandre Gautier in 1887 suggested the Zagreb city administration the idea of horse tram. But, as it happens with city officials, a cooperation agreement was concluded three years later and the construction of single track tramline began on May 11, 1891. The tram traffic through the city was handled by the Society of Zagreb’s citizens which built by the railway line from Mitnica in Vlaška street (today Kvaternik Square) through Vlaška, Draškovićeva and Jurišićeva street across Jelačić Square and Ilica to so called Južnog (now Zapadni kolodvor), and there was another route which run from Frankopanska street and Savska road all the way to the Sava Bridge.